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Taylor Faculty Receive Honors from the International Society of Technology in Education

English teacher Lisa Valence and librarian Elizabeth Kahn from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy received the Technology Innovation Award Secondary Category from the special interest group media specialists (SIGMS) of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE). Valence and Kahn received their award this summer at the ISTE annual conference. They began […]

JPPSS High Schools Named to Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools List

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies received the highest ranking among schools in Louisiana on the 2013 “America’s Best High Schools” list produced by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. “I want to congratulate the staff and students at Haynes on this tremendous national recognition,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “Not only was Haynes ranked the […]

JPPSS Schools Named To Best In Nation List By U.S. News

Four Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools were ranked nationally on the 2013 Best High Schools list, produced by U.S. News & World Report. To determine the 2013 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze […]

JPPSS Students Big Winners At Science & Engineering Fair

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) participated in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (Region IX) held last month at The University of New Orleans. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was the big winner with 29 awards. Other winning schools included Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Thomas Jefferson […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Ten Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) seniors have achieved finalist standing in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship awards program. “These ten extraordinary students were selected as finalists based on their excellent academic records, participation in school and community activities, and their outstanding leadership skills,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “We are so proud […]

Vote for Patrick Taylor Academy in the Super Service Challenge

Forty-five students from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy participated in a service project last month for City Park in New Orleans as part of the Super Service Challenge New Orleans. The Super Service Challenge is an effort spearheaded by the Brees Dream Foundation and Companies with a Mission to award $1,000,000 to local […]

Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Receives College Readiness Recognition

Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy received the 2012 College Readiness Award from the Louisiana ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. Patrick Taylor is one of only 25 high schools in Louisiana honored […]

Fourteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Fourteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. The students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country who will compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. “We are extremely […]

Academies Make Newsweek’s List of America’s Best High Schools 2012

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies all ranked in the top 400 of Newsweek’s best 1,000 public high schools in the nation.   Schools highlighted in the list are those that have demonstrated to be the most effective in producing college-ready graduates.  The rankings were based upon […]